Al Jazeera Announces its 12 US Bureaus, Staffers

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 04:32 PM

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Al Jazeera America, the U.S. version of the Qatar-based television news network, has announced the 12 United States bureaus that will launch the network here Aug. 20.

The bureaus will be in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., Politico reports.

The network announced its first bureaus and anchors earlier this month.

Al Jazeera has named staffers for 10 of the bureaus. Libby Casey will be Al Jazeera America’s correspondent in Washington. Casey previously was a host and producer for C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.

Los Angeles correspondent will be Jennifer London, former national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. In Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi will be the correspondent.

Miami correspondent will be Natasha Ghoneim, and in Dallas it will be former YNN Austin evening and weekend news anchor Heidi Zhou Castro.

In Seattle, the correspondent will be Allen Schauffler, formerly local news anchor on KING-TV.  Bisi Onile-Ere will be Detroit correspondent, and Denver correspondent will be Paul Beban, a former producer for Al Jazeera English.

Jonathan Martin will be correspondent in Nashville and Robert Ray in New Orleans.

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